First Advisor

Michael Clark

Date of Award

2-23-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in English and University Honors

Department

English

Language

English

DOI

10.15760/honors.986

Abstract

This paper examines dramatic representations of witchcraft in contemporary television, and their roots in stereotypes from 17th century dramas, exploring the function of witchcraft as an allegory for race and power in America. Television is a form of cultural media that can explore these stereotypes and create representation that influences the audience's perception of society, and can function as a call to action for social justice.

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35015

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